Author: Allison LeCain
Autumn is officially upon us, which means the holidays are creeping up. In most cases this involves house decorations, warmer clothing, and
pumpkin spiced everything, but Iâ€™ve noticed one more trend thatâ€™s been sweeping the city.
Every elderly lady is sporting seasonal sweaters. The other day I saw an adorable old lady wearing the typical cotton-blend turtleneck with an autumn-themed sweater over it.Â The sweater had a tree with fall-colored leaves on it. To top it off, there was a squirrel with an acorn in the tree and each leaf had a tiny sequin on it. As I admired the stitch work I found myself thinking, â€˜I want her sweaterâ€™.
This time of year, grannies look so festive itâ€™s almost unfair. I wish there was some way that I could pull off this merry look without looking like a turd.
Pretty soon weâ€™ll be seeing elderly women all around Fort Collins, warm and cozy in jack-o-lantern sweaters, turkey sweaters and finally holiday sweaters with jingle bells and all.
I wish that young people would take on this sense of fashion. Every morning Iâ€™d think to myself, â€˜how can I feel as comfy as possible while looking as festive as possible today?â€™ Now thatâ€™s the way to live.
In a way this style makes sense for young people. We are busy-bees, and with the constant movement and work we do all day, we deserve to have the comfiest clothes as possible. In addition, itâ€™s our job to go all-out for the holidays to show future generations how itâ€™s done. This is easily accomplished by having a seasonal sweater for every day of the week.
As of right now, the only excuse people my age have to wear grandma-esque sweaters are the yearly ugly sweater party and gaper day on the ski slopes. I say boo to the status-quo; letâ€™s get our grandma style on!